The ABCs of TV on the Internet

I just watched Lost on (for the first time)…pretty cool.

It stopped for a couple of quick moments, I assume buffering, but overall I watched it without any trouble.

Something interesting about the commercial breaks…There are 3, if you watch 2 they let the other one slide, and you don’t have to see it and breezes right by the commercial marker. As a commercial plays, there is a countdown timer at the bottom. After the commercial plays and timer is stopped, you have to click a button to continue with the show. I like
that because I can get up and walk off and come back and it is right were I left it. I assume you can click on the button and skip one of the commercials at your choosing, but have to see atleast 2.

I think that ABC has done a really good job with this…now after seeing LOST for the first time, I want to see the 1st season till now. I would watch more. I also think that people are going to have to realize, as much as I would rather skip commercials, that it pays thebills.

Ultraman and DVD

I read today that it is possible that Ultraman might be coming to DVD this year! I would probably jump on that…I used to love watching Ultraman. It was one of those after school shows that I would watch along with The Monkeys!

It seemed like there were a lot of episodes but alas there is only 39 according to

BTW if you subscribe to my feed, and don’t normally visit the site itself, come and check it out. Ultraman is gracing the top of my blog.

** Update **: Stupid me should have put a link to the Ultraman DVD Tip

Letterman Lawyers Fight Restraining Order

I understand that David Letterman is a celebrity, and that usually brings out the oddness in some people, but come on!

The restraining order requests that

…stay at least three yards away and not “think of me, and release me from his mental harassment and hammering.”

I doubt he new her, and you know taking a restraining order out didn’t help with the “Think of me” part.

Letterman Lawyers Fight Restraining Order – Yahoo! News
SANTA FE, N.M. – Attorneys for television talk show host David Letterman want a judge to quash a restraining order granted to a Santa Fe woman who contends the celebrity used code words to show that he wanted to marry her and train her as his co-host.

Video Podcasts on your Tivo!

Oh this is BIG news. Apparently you can start to get Video podcasts on your Tivo.

I say this is big news because think…No big studios, content that you can create coming to Living Rooms everywhere.

Also with recent changes with iTunes with TV shows coming to the internet doesn’t this all seem a little ironic. I mean Podcasts coming to TV and TV going to the internet…and Cat’s and Dogs living together! Mass Hysteria!

MAKE: Blog: Get DIY news…Rocketboom, on your TiVo!

Utter Garbage!

With all that is going on, Congress is not only Mandating the change from Analog TV to digital, but they are now going to subsidize (some how) people that can’t purchase a new TV.

I am glad that things have slowed down enough in DC for them to worry about this kind of crap.

Senate Looks to Spend $3B on Digital TV